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Zoroaster fulgens Wyville Thomson, 1873

123826  (

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Thomson, C.W. (1873). The Depths of the Sea. (Macmillan and Co.: London): 1-527., available online at
page(s): 153 [details]   
Mah, C.L. (2018). World Asteroidea Database. Zoroaster fulgens Wyville Thomson, 1873. Accessed at: on 2018-05-24
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original description Thomson, C.W. (1873). The Depths of the Sea. (Macmillan and Co.: London): 1-527., available online at
page(s): 153 [details]   

original description  (ofPrognaster longicauda Perrier, 1894) Perrier, E. (1894). Stellérides. Expéditions Scientifique Travailleur et du Talisman. 3:1-431, 26 pls., available online at
page(s): 120 [details]   

original description  (ofZoroaster ackleyi Perrier, 1881) Perrier, E. (1881). Report on the Results of dredging in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Caribbean Sea, 1877-79, by the United States Coastal Survey Steamer Blake. 14. Description sommaire des espèces nouvelles d'Astéries. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 9: 1-31., available online at
page(s): 6 [details]   

original description  (ofZoroaster diomedeae Verrill, 1884) Verrill A.E. (1884) Notice of the Remarkable Marine Fauna occupying the Outer Banks off the Southern Coast of New England, No. 9. American Journal of Science, (3)28(165): 213-220., available online at
page(s): 217 [details]   

original description  (ofZoroaster longicauda Perrier, 1885) Perrier, E. (1885). Premiére note Préliminaire des les Echinodermes, recueillis durant les campagnes de dragages sous-marines du Travailleur et du Talisman. Annales des sciences naturelles, Zoologie. 22(8): 1-72., available online at
page(s): 19 [details]   

original description  (ofPrognaster grimaldii Perrier, 1891) Perrier, E. (1891). Stellerides nouveaux provenant des campagnes du yacht l'Hirondelle. Mémoires de la Société zoologique de France. 4: 258-271., available online at
page(s): 259 [details]   

original description  (ofZoroaster trispinosus Koehler, 1896) Koehler, R. (1896). Resultats scientifiques de la campagne du Caudan dans de Golfe de Gascogne. Echinodermes. Annales de l’Universite de Lyon. 26: 33-122., available online at
page(s): 42 [details]   

original description  (ofZoroaster trispinosus Koehler, 1896) Koehler, R., 1895. Rapport préliminaire sur les échinoderms. Dragages profonds executes a bord du Caudan dans le Golfe de Gascogne. Revue Biologique du Nord de la France. 7: 439-496.
page(s): 442; note: preliminary report to Koehler (1896) but both annotated in description as "sp. nov" [details]   

basis of record Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Clark, A.M.; Downey, M.E. (1992). Starfishes of the Atlantic. Chapman & Hall Identification Guides, 3. Chapman & Hall. London, UK. ISBN 0-412-43280-3. xxvi, 794 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Howell, K.L., D.W. Pond, D.S.M. Billett & P.A. Tyler. (2003). Feeding ecology of deep-sea seastars (Echinodermata: Asteroidea): A fatty-acid biomarker approach. Marine Ecology Progress Series 255: 193-206. [details]   

additional source Howell, K.L. A.D. Rogers, P.A. Tyler, and D.S.M. Billett. (2004). Reproductive isolation among morphotypes of the Atlantic seastar species Zoroaster fulgens. Marine Biology 144: 977-984., available online at [details]   

additional source Pawson, D. L., D. J. Vance, C. G. Messing, F. A. Solis-Marin & C. L. Mah. (2009). Echinodermata of the Gulf of Mexico. Pp. 1177–1204 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College S. [details]   

additional source Blake, D.B. and Zinsmeister, W.J. (1988). Eocene asteroids (Echinodermata) from Seymour Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Geological Society of America Memoir. 169: 489-498., available online at
page(s): 495; note: Fossil occurrence [details]   

additional source  (ofZoroaster bispinosus Koehler, 1909) Mah, C. (2007). Phylogeny of the Zoroasteridae (Zorocallina;Forcipulatida): evolutionary events in deep-sea Asteroidea displaying Palaeozoic features. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 150: 177-210., available online at [details]   

basis of record  (ofZoroaster bispinosus Koehler, 1909) Downey, M. E. (1970). Zorocallida, new order, and Doraster constellatus, new genus and species, with notes on the Zoroasteridae (Echinodermata; Asteroidea). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. (64): 1-18., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

context source (Deepsea) Dilman A.B. (2014). Deep-sea fauna of European seas: An annotated species check-list of benthic invertebrates living deeper than 2000 m in the seas bordering Europe. Asteroidea. Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.11. No.1: 25–42 [in English]. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
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